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rocking horse poo?

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#1 OFFLINE   bones96


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Posted 13 December 2007 - 08:22 AM

http://cgi.ebay.co.u... ... 0180801976this i like
old fords never die they end up on ebay

#2 OFFLINE   Cheggers


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Posted 13 December 2007 - 09:08 AM

I wonder how optimistic his reserve is...?
I had my photo taken with REM. That's me in the corner...

#3 OFFLINE   Mash


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Posted 13 December 2007 - 09:08 AM

There are still quite a few of those run-out Crusaders around. They seem to be pretty well made and rust protected.
I dont no wot there worth tbh mate only wont it for pre 68 obvserly lol hav u got any pics plz mate

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Posted 13 December 2007 - 10:47 AM

Doesn't really qualify for a rocking horse poo award but it is very nice none the less. One of the first cars I drove was a Mk4 'Tina and i have fond memories of it een if it was a bit lacking in the handling dept :lol:

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Posted 13 December 2007 - 11:28 AM

I would like to own a Cortina one day. Growing up in the 70’s they were just the quintessential family car and we had three MkIII’s (one a 2000E) and later a MkIV 2.0GL. I remember dad was going to get a MkV 2.0GLS but he got swayed by an Alfa Guilietta instead. They were just everywhere, I can recall so many different people having them or places where I saw them.

A local friend had a two-tone Crusader estate for sale only a year or two back, was up for £100 but he ended up selling it for a nominal amount to the local banger racers after we couldn’t find a home for it.

The home of one previous owner Japanese cars:

1973 Datsun 1200 B110 2dr; 1980 Laurel 2.4 C230; 1988 Sunny 1.6 LX N13
1992 Camry 2.2GL (definitely just for spares now); 1993 Camry Estate 2.2GL on the road again!!

And a couple of modern Toyotas

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Posted 13 December 2007 - 05:13 PM

There are still quite a few of those run-out Crusaders around. They seem to be pretty well made and rust protected.

I think it was the Cortina that appealed most to the private buyer, as they did really good deals to move the stock after the Sierra was actually introduced. Plus there was the 'last of the line' factor, so Crusaders always has a vague aura of 'slightly collectable'. Lots sold to old boys who had had Cortinas since 62 and couldn't stand the sight of 'the jelly mould'.In the mid 90s, a clean Crusader was often worth more than a Sierra GL of equivalent age.Never had a Mk5, but had two Mk4s, which are actually a lot rarer now despite only being a couple of years younger!P.S - SL, if you ever come across any more half decent Cortinas for £100 just give me a call!!

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Posted 13 December 2007 - 05:45 PM

There are still quite a few of those run-out Crusaders around.

Really? I honestly can't recall the last time I saw a late model Cortina outside of a car show! Do occasionally spot Mk1s and 2s, now obviously treasured classics, and I have seen a couple of Mk 3s around here, but haven't seen a 4 or 5 in YEARS!!

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Posted 13 December 2007 - 06:13 PM

I've always got at least one in the drive.... :D Theres a lot more left than you think. Ford built 30,000 crusaders and they seem to be one of the most common types left. It was a great spec for the money when new - basically near ghia trim for less than GL money

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Posted 17 December 2007 - 11:40 PM

I think most of them have ended up on the banger tracks these days, still a few Tina's around these parts though, recently spotted a mint beige mk5 Ghia, a tidy mk4 1.6 base model in that horrible orangey yellow and a mk3 GXL with Xr3i lattice alloys.I had a crusader about 10 years ago when I was 20, loved it probably one of the best cars I've ever had.But then I have had some shite over the years !! :lol:

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